The vizier’s son receives the magic wooden parrot from the wife of the merchant, who is drunk, and has a replica made by a carpenter, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Tenth Night

The vizier’s son receives the magic wooden parrot from the wife of the merchant, who is drunk, and has a replica made by a carpenter, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot): Tenth Night

c. 1560

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Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper

Overall: 20.1 x 13.2 cm (7 15/16 x 5 3/16 in.)

Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.81.b

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The long-necked bottles are full of liquor.

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At right, the merchant lies drunk while the vizier’s son receives the parrot from the merchant’s wife, with whom he is having an affair. In the upper register, a skilled carpenter carves an exact replica of the parrot that the vizier’s son will later pass to the merchant’s wife.

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